Update by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office
The Coroner’s Bureau is releasing the identity of the pedestrian who died in the vehicle versus pedestrian collision on the 101 south of Castillo on April 4, 2022.
The decedent is 57-year-old Debra Reynoso from Santa Barbara.
Update by edhat staff
8:00 a.m., April 5, 2022
A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 101 near Castillo Street in Santa Barbara early Tuesday morning.
California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to the incident around midnight and reported a female was hit by a 2001 Buick Le Sabre while attempting to walk across the lanes of the freeway. She was pronounced dead at 12:05 a.m.
The driver stopped after the collision, called 9-1-1 and stayed on the scene to cooperate with authorities. The driver was uninjured and was not suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
CHP initiated a traffic break and closed the southbound lanes for over two hours. The number two and three lanes were reopened after 2:30 a.m. while the number one lane is closed for construction.
The identity of the victim has not been released, pending next of kin notification.
By Scanner Andrew
12:02 a.m., April 5, 2022
A pedestrian was struck and killed on Highway 101 SB at Castillo Street.